As an expectant mother you will probably try to buy everything you'll need for when your baby is here. Shopping for baby items and ticking items off of your shopping list is a really exciting part of your pregnancy.However you need to think about what you need to make your life easier as well as items for your baby.
One thing you need to do is make sure that you buy a new bra to wear when you are nursing. Not only is a nursing bra going to make your life easier, but with your breasts going through so many changes you'll want something that is comfortable and supportive too.
Buying A Nursing Bra
As you will know, your body goes through a number of changes while you are pregnant and your breasts will probably grow quite a lot. Try to put off buying a nursing bra until you are in the final stages of your pregnancy, so that you know that your breasts have gone through most of their changes. Even at this stage though it is probably wise to buy one that will expand a couple of sizes easily, as your breasts will grow even more once your milk starts to come in after you have given birth.
What To Look For In A Nursing Bra?
First of all you are going to want to make sure that your bra is comfortable to wear. Breastfeeding isn't the most comfortable process you can go through, so the last thing you want is to make this even more uncomfortable. You don't want a bra that is too tight or one that pinches the skin, but equally you want one that is firm enough to give you enough support.
Without a doubt a nursing bra is something that you should invest time and money in getting right. You want to make sure that the bra is perfect for you and your needs - because without it you could find that you developed blocked milked ducts which is something very uncomfortable to deal with.
Keep in mind that your maternity and nursing bra should be well designed for perfect comfort for your breasts. Nylon and spandex are the best fabrics for bras as it is sturdy and durable. Choose a maternity and nursing bra that has soft fabric and won’t make you feel like you are adding up more weight while the bra is on. This is particularly comforting when your breasts are sensitive during the pregnancy and postnatal period. You may also want to consider padded bras for the times when your nipples would feel sensitive.
The good news is that there are different styles, sizes and colours of nursing bra out there for you to buy, so whatever you are looking for finding something perfect should not be too much of an issue. We have a range of wire-free bras that aim to provide both comfort and support- do check them out. Mamaway bras